SAN JUAN, Argentina, August 2, 2023.- Mexico and Costa Rica the first NORCECA teams to hit the court at the 18th edition of the FIVB Volleyball Boys’ U19 World Championship that got underway in San Juan on Wednesday.
In Pool D, Brazil delivered a 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-23) win over Mexico despite a 21-point match high from Mexican outside hitter Ines Lares. Brazil led 7-2 in blocks and 4-2 in points from serves. Mexico held a slim 36 to 35 advantage in attacks.
Host Argentina won 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-13) sweep in their opening match against Costa Rica in Pool A. Stanley Grant was the best performer for Costa Rica with 11 attacking points.
In pool C A 3-0 (25-0, 25-0, 25-0) forfeit win was awarded to Puerto Rico in the fixture against Nigeria. 2023 FIVB Volleyball Boys’ U19 World Championship: full schedule and results
United States will make their first appearance on Thursday against NORCECA opponent Costa Rica, while Puerto Rico and Mexico will face Iran and Italy respectively.